Water News, 2018: Regional Drought Deepening, Arizona in Big Trouble

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 19 April 2018


Regional Drought Deepening

Arizona in Big Trouble

Arizona weather: Drought intensifies after another dry month,
AZ Central, April 9, 2018.

"Arizona’s long-term drought has been going on for more than two decades – but the short-term drought (think surface conditions) is raising concerns as wildfire season approaches."

"Phoenix has received 0.77 inch of rain so far in 2018. The normal for this period 2.82 inches, according to National Weather Service numbers."

"In northern Arizona, where much of the state’s drinking water comes from, snowfall totals are well below normal. Flagstaff, for example, had 37.4 inches of snow from Jan. 1-March 31. Normal for that period is 64.8 inches."

"They showed me pictures of brown creosote. That’s not normal.”


Let's Look at the Big Picture


Trend of "Aridification" of Southwest Continues
Diminishing Annual Snowpack


Phoenix: Sand Castles in a Desert, Rockies-Colorado Failure Assures Phoenix Failure


2018: New Weather Patterns Diminishing Rio Grand & Colorado Rivers


What's Going On?
The Whole Southwest of the US Undergoing Aridification





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